Linger and Flow

Exhibition Info
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Curated by
Juan Omar Rodriguez, Curatorial Fellow and Kristina Murray, Teen Programs Coordinator

This exhibition explores stillness as a process, subject, and effect in contemporary art.

Linger and Flow is inspired by shared experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and explores the transformative power of rest; of intentional care of oneself, others, and objects; and the pleasures of sensing and feeling the world anew. Bringing together recent acquisitions and objects that have not been on view in recent years, this exhibition highlights works in PAFA’s collection that invite us to pause and contemplate. 

The words “linger” and “flow”, borrowed from the title of Ree Morton’s sculptural painting, evoke the subtle transformations that occur internally and in the space around us during moments of stillness. On view for the first time at PAFA, paintings by Jonathan Lyndon Chase and Arcmanoro Niles remind us that slowing down and resting are a form of care. Eddie Martinez’s work, also on view for the first time at PAFA, provides a rich field of color and marks that evokes the wonders of the mundane. The meditative composition by Emmi Whitehorse attests to the slow process of building relationships with the land, particularly the subtle fluctuation of light and sensations one might experience throughout the day. The paintings and sculpture in Linger and Flow explore stillness as a process, subject, and effect in art from the 1970s to the present. 

Featured artists include Edna Andrade, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Viola Frey, Moy Glidden, Woody Gwyn, Ellen Lanyon, Eddie Martinez, John Moore, Ree Morton, Arcmanoro Niles, Lien Truong, and Emmi Whitehorse. 

 

Image above [see full image below under Exhibition Highlights] ; Ree Morton, (1936 1977) Let Us Celebrate While Youth Lingers and Ideas Flow, 1975 Celastic and oil on canvas, wood 96 x 72 x 6 in. (243.84 x 182.88 x 15.24 cm.) Pennsylvania Academy Purchase Fund, 1988.13

Exhibition Highlights

Ree Morton, (1936 1977) Let Us Celebrate While Youth Lingers and Ideas Flow, 1975 Celastic and oil on canvas, wood 96 x 72 x 6 in. (243.84 x 182.88 x 15.24 cm.) Pennsylvania Academy Purchase Fund, 1988.13
Ree Morton, (1936 1977)
Let Us Celebrate While Youth Lingers and Ideas Flow, 1975
Celastic and oil on canvas, wood 96 x 72 x 6 in. (243.84 x 182.88 x 15.24 cm.)
Pennsylvania Academy Purchase Fund, 1988.13
Arcmanoro Niles, (b. 1989) Homesick for a Home I Never Had, 2018 Oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas 52 x 72 in. (132.08 x 182.88 cm.) Museum Purchase, 2019.41
Arcmanoro Niles, (b. 1989)
Homesick for a Home I Never Had, 2018
Oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas
52 x 72 in. (132.08 x 182.88 cm.)
Museum Purchase, 2019.41
Viola Frey, (1933 2004) Grandmother with Vase, 1998 Ceramic vase: 56 x 30 x 30 in. (142.24 x 76.2 x 76.2 cm.); woman: 93 x 32 x 26 in. (236.22 x 81.28 x 66.04 cm.) Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter, 2011.1.14
Viola Frey, (1933 2004)
Grandmother with Vase, 1998
Ceramic vase:
56 x 30 x 30 in. (142.24 x 76.2 x 76.2 cm.); woman: 93 x 32 x 26 in. (236.22 x 81.28 x 66.04 cm.)
Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter, 2011.1.14
Jonathan Lyndon Chase, (b. 1989) Hush, 2019 Acrylic, spray paint, chalk pastel, marker, sharpie marker, glitter, and 26 fitted caps 78 x 84 1/2 in. (198.12 x 214.63 cm.) Museum Purchase, 2019.43a aa Image courtesy of Company Gallery
Jonathan Lyndon Chase, (b. 1989)
Hush, 2019
Acrylic, spray paint, chalk pastel, marker, sharpie marker, glitter, and 26 fitted caps
78 x 84 1/2 in. (198.12 x 214.63 cm.)
Museum Purchase, 2019.43a aa
Image courtesy of Company Gallery
Emmi Whitehorse, (b. 1956) Over Flow (#1392), 2005 Oil on paper on canvas 29 x 40 in. (73.66 x 101.6 cm.) Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter, 2011.1.126
Emmi Whitehorse, (b. 1956)
Over Flow (#1392), 2005
Oil on paper on canvas
29 x 40 in. (73.66 x 101.6 cm.)
Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter, 2011.1.126

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